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The Black Donnellys

The Black DonnellysNetwork: NBC
Episodes: 13, seven unaired (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: February 26, 2007 — April 2, 2007
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Michael-Stahl David, Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush, Kirk Acevedo, Keith Nobbs, Patrick Brennan, Peter Greene, Brian Tarantina, Betsy Beutler, Kevin Conway, Kate Mulgrew, Max Miner, Jimmy Walsh, Michael Rispoli, Nick Damici, Kevin Corrigan, James Badge Dale, Molly Schaffer, T.J. Stanton, John Bolger, Jamie Bonelli, Adelia Saunders, Dick Latessa, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Lance Michael Schaefer, Jacqueline Hendy, Ned Eisenberg, Bridget Regan, Chris Bauer, Harry O’Reilly, Chance Kelly, Elizabeth Gillies, Dylan Hartigan, Tom Mason, Elizabeth Regen, Sherri Parker Lee, Joe D’Onofrio, Allan Steele, Joe Pistone, Mark Margolis, Lauren Bittner, Jude Moresco, Richard Petrocelli, Kathleen Doyle, Vince Cupone, Harris Doran, Joe Flood, Thomas M. Hagen, John Juback, Chris Kipiniak, Bruce MacVittie, Jack O’Connell, and Gil Rogers.

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TV show description:
This gritty drama follows the story of the four young Donnelly brothers — troublemaker Jimmy (Tom Guiry), leader Tommy (Jonathan Tucker), gambler Kevin (Billy Lush), and womanizer Sean (Michael Stahl-David).

The four are involved in organized crime in New York’s infamous Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The story is told by unreliable narrator and Donnelly childhood friend Joey “Ice Cream” (Keith Nobbs) who is being incarcerated.


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Vito May 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

Bring it baaaack !!! want the 2nd season !!!!


PAULA March 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Just finished watching Black Donelly’s on Netflick. Fantastic! Disappointing that no new season. Bring back please.


Chris July 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Awesome show. Never should have been cancelled. Shows like Better Off Ted and The Goode Family should be cancelled.


Bobby B November 9, 2014 at 3:19 am

As a matter of fact, those two shows got cancelled.


Gabby July 23, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Love this show! Bought the series on itunes. NBC sucks for canceling it. USA should pick it up. It would do good on cable.


Luck of the Irish April 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Agree – as always, NBC doesn’t give a show a chance to build an audience. It is little wonder why they’ve become the second class citizen of Network Television. Fox and ABC, HBO and Showtime are some of the few networks that stick or try to stick with a show and give the audiences some time to catch on.

Come on NBC: stop canceling all the great shows in favor of reality TV schlock and other lowbrow garbage. Let your great shows like Black Donnellys, Friday Night Lights, etc actually have a chance.


Austin April 16, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Network television really short-changed this show before it ever had a chance (shocking). Putting it at 10pm on a Monday night for 6-7 episodes is a travesty. NBC still has yet to have a show stick in that time slot.

The writing / production (Paul Haggis of Crash fame) and the acting were comparable with the top shows developed for HBO – a rarity for network TV. NBC, as always, ended one of its best shows before it had a chance in favor of reality TV and lower budget / lower IQ fare.

I was really hoping someone from Cable (HBO, TNT, DirectTV?( would pick this show back up. The first season is up there with Sopranos / the Wire / etc as one of the best shows on TV.


Jake Wojciechowski February 26, 2009 at 11:33 am

I agree, it was one of the best shows on tv. I just saw that they put it on dvd and am going to buy asap. I think that it should be brought back, probably to a station like TNT or TBS, USA etc… it would probably do well on basic cable.


bruce c February 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

someone has to bring this show back, and continue with it. i have yet to find someone who doesn’t like it. i bought the series on dvd when i came across it by chance. its been on loan ever since to everyone i know. and every single person is hooked and wants more. nobody can understand why on earth somebody would decide to cancel this. bring it back, even if it has to be on a different station. i could go on but that should be enough…


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